Private Tour: Tula and Tepotzotlan Day Trip from Mexico City

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From $179.99

22 reviews   (4.77)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 7 hours

Departs: Mexico City, Mexico City

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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See two parts of the history of Mexico on this private day trip from Mexico City. First, you'll visit Tula and learn all about the culture, which is considered the best in architecture. Learn about their innovations in architecture, cloves and the use of stucco and admire the site. Then, visit the Convent of Tepotzotlan, from the Jesuits Order. They tried to evangelize the indigenous population from the area during the Spanish conquest, so you'll see impressive decoration with Gold Leaves in the church and learn about Mexican Baroque Style. Your tour includes a private guide and transport.

What's Included

Bottled water

Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)

Local guide


Private transportation

Tickets of the Archaeological Zone of Tula

Virreynato Museum Tickets

What's Not Included



Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 10
  • ADULT: Age: 11 - 90

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Zona Arqueologica de Tula
The city was founded by Ce Ácatl Topiltzin Quetzalcóatl, sovereign who gave great prosperity to the region, which was cut short due to the confrontation between followers of the god Quetzalcoatl and Tezcatlipoca, gods tremendously opposed in Aztec mythology.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Museo Nacional del Virreinato
The Society of Jesus came to Tepotzotlán in 1580 to be employed in the work with the Indians and founded a residence where the parents learned Otomi, Nahuatl and Mazahua. He also established the Seminary of San Martin for the education of the children of the principal Indians. Finally, he established the House of Probation so that young people who wished to enter the Society could attend the novitiate. The school was for the exclusive use of the Jesuits, while the hostelry and the temple were public spaces and the Seminary of San Martin was inhabited only by indigenous people. The property was built on a natural promontory that was used to build three levels, currently identified as access plant, ground floor and upper floor.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included


Fabulous Tour
Elaine_R, 22-12-2022
Ramon was an amazing tour guide. He was so knowledgeable and fun. My family had a wonderful time trekking around Tula and Tepotzotlan. We learned about the history and culture of the Toltecs and the Spanish Conquest in great detail. It was our best tour! Thank you! Christian was also an excellent driver.
Having a guide is imperative and ours was the BEST
Heather_H, 15-10-2019
We scheduled our tour of Tula on day 2 of our trip to Mexico City. We had the place to ourselves and got great pictures. Our guide, Brenda, educated us from the moment she and Elecio picked us up. It was convenient that we already knew them from day 1 and they are both reliable and kind. Brenda is simply amazing. This site is not the most excavated but what has been revealed is incredible. Tepotzotian is a nice town and the museum is quite interesting, I can definitely say the guide made everything come together. Be mindful no drinks or gum chewing in the museum.
Interesting trip with plenty of historical facts to absorb from the Pre and Post colonial period.
RanjanC60, 24-04-2019
Both the Tula and Tepotzotlan trips were excellent. Brenda was the tour guide and Pedro was the driver. Brenda showed us some of the local markets. The food there was great. This trip give a good feel for Mexico and local life as well as the historical sights.
Spectacular day at the ruins!
Richard I, 16-03-2019
We engaged a private tour to Tula and Tepotzotlan, which was guided by Arturo Ramirez, with a driver, Pedro. Arturo was very knowledgeable and entertaining, and pointed out things at Tula that we never would have noticed or appreciated had we tried to do the trip on our own. Stopped along the way for Pasties at a roadside stand (brought to Mexico by Cornish miners and not unlike the UK version, except with chilis!) which were excellent. Tepotzotlan was a lovely town with good restaurants for a nice change of pace after the ruins. Pedro navigated everything expertly and was always where he was supposed to be when he was supposed to be there. Highly recommended for an excursion from Mexico City!
r0gerlevy, 09-03-2019
An outstanding day tour of the Tula site and the Iglesias de San Francisco at Tepotzotlan. Our guide and driver were both superb - courteous, knowledgeable and professional. I recommend this tour without reservation.

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